Dear Birth Mother,
Thank you for taking time to review our family profile. We can only imagine the whirlwind of emotions you may be experiencing as you consider adoption. We have the utmost respect for birth mothers considering adoption as it is such a sacrificial act of love for your baby, putting your baby’s needs before your own. Whatever decision you choose, we respect and stand by you, as either choice is admirable and only you truly know if you are in a place to feel ready to parent. We hope this letter gives an idea of who we are, our intentions, and the type of life we would give a child joining our family.
We, Jen and Mike, met in 2012 and got married in 2013 due to having a very deep connection from the start (Mike would say, “love at first sight”) and feeling God’s affirmation after much prayer. As a couple, we enjoy spending time outdoors and engaging in activities like hiking, camping, walking our dog Maggie, going to the beach, and swimming. We feel blessed to have been able to go on many travel adventures over the years, as we both love experiencing different cultures and exploring the many beautiful places around the world. Also, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, renting movies, listening to music, and being involved in our church community. Professionally, we both pursued social work as we have a heart for making an impact and advocating for change in the lives of others. At first, we thought we wanted to have one biological child and adopt our second child, as we have always had a heart for adoption. While trying to get pregnant for about a year, we both felt our hearts tugged more and more towards adoption, and we felt led by God to adopt a baby, even if able to conceive, and to adopt a second child through foster care. Our family and friends are supportive of our desire to adopt. We have family members and friends who have adopted, and we see that their children are cherished and well-integrated into the family. Thankfully, our immediate families live within an hour of us and we see them on a consistent basis since we have a close relationship.
If your journey leads you to wanting our families to unite, we promise to humbly strive to provide your child with a loving and nurturing home. We are committed to maintaining an open relationship with you while respecting your boundaries if you choose to want a more closed relationship. Either way, we vow to raise this child to know his or her heritage, to have a strong identity, and to feel God’s, yours, and our unconditional love.
Jen and Mike